Just look at people on the street — not just teenagers, but the middle-aged, too. Top Stories RioCan shifts strategy to incorporate more office properties in its business Subscriber content. After Skylar was born, Chester wasn't given contraception counseling and still wasn't sure where to go for help. Her mom helped her through it, and she did end up taking out loans for day care, but she got a degree and at age 30 now has a job doing community outreach and family planning. Crisis pregnancy centers provide counseling and support for pregnant teens but don't offer abortions or contraception. Parents should be proactive Parents can keep their teens aware and informed by having open discussions — about healthy dating relationships, peer pressure, digital security, sexuality and citizenship more broadly.
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What matters is that teens have the information they need to be protected physically and emotionally so they don't make dangerous choices based on faulty logic. And while rates of teen pregnancy are on the decline nationwide, in Texas the rate of decline is slower. Courtesy of Jessica Chester hide caption. Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. Chester's high school taught abstinence-only sex ed, and the majority of schools in Texas , either do that or don't offer any sex education at all. Do you know a teen who has had sex at home while their parents were in the house? Boys, on the other hand, may see sexting as an opportunity to showcase their social status.
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Oransky added that a cultural shift also might be at play, where adults are more comfortable having frank discussions with teenagers about sex. Of course, you can easily opt out at any time, but we're confident that you won't. Only 60 percent of their unmarried peers had this much sex. Aspirin could prevent colon cancer but too few people take it. But women are no slackers either, with 64 to 72 percent of women in the same age range reporting masturbating in the past year. Last week, figures by the Department for Children, Schools and Families revealed underage pregnancies rose by four per cent to 7, in
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